Bold move from Legal Ombudsman

The Bold Legal Group (BLG) has confirmed the appointment of former Legal Ombudsman, Darren Cox.  Darren moves from his role as an Ombudsman to become an Associate Director at the BLG.

A residential conveyancing specialist, Darren has worked in the legal profession since 2000, qualifying as a solicitor in 2007.  Having spent time working in a high street practice, Darren moved to the Legal Ombudsman in 2010 where, in addition to his role as an Ombudsman, Darren headed the Legal Ombudsman’s Property and Conveyancing Team.

Darren is well known to many conveyancers from his appearances on various panels and speeches at conferences, including the Law Society National Property Conference, the BLG Society of Licenced Conveyancers Conference and numerous local Law Society events around the country.  Darren has also appeared in industry journals, such as Modern Law Magazine, and has been a guest on BBC local and national radio to discuss specific conveyancing matters.

Darren said:

I am really excited to be joining the BLG.  Working in the conveyancing sector I have been aware of the BLG, and Rob Hailstone, for some time now and I have been impressed by BLG’s offering to conveyancers.  BLG membership adds value to any law firm that offers a conveyancing service – 650 member firms can’t be wrong.  As well as working with members on current issues, such as the publication of price information following the Competition and Market Authority’s report and the DCLG consultation ‘Tackling unfair practices in the leasehold market’ I am also looking forward to enhancing BLG’s offering to members, for example by introducing training webinars and a bespoke complaints advice handling service. Conveyancers and conveyancing firms are busy but the BLG member firms can be reassured that Rob and I will be protecting their interests at all times.”

Commenting on Darren’s appointment, Rob Hailstone, founder and CEO of the BLG said:

“Securing Darren is a real coup for the BLG. The help, advice and guidance he can give to our member firms is invaluable. Property Lawyers face some very difficult times over the coming years and, in my opinion, only the best informed and protected will survive and prosper. I have been called the “eyes and ears” of our members. We now have a second set of experienced “eyes and ears”, and that can only be a good thing.”

Rob continued, “We aim to be at the forefront of all changes and will do our utmost to make sure our member firms are the safest, most aware and professional and ultimately firms that the public will receive a first class service from.”

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